Dripping Springs HS soccer earns All-State recognition

By Megan Wehring

DRIPPING SPRINGS — Eight Dripping Springs High School (DSHS) soccer players were recognized as All-State performers by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches.

Midfielder Avery Davis, goalkeeper Caroline Dill, defender Rylie Flores and forward Sofia Picucci were selected to the All-State First Team after earning the Lady Tigers their first state title in program history with a 27-1-1 record. They were also named to the UIL State All-Tournament Team and Dill was named MVP for her performance in the state championship team.

Head Coach Bailee Perrine and Assistant Coach Kim Harlow were named the Region IV-5A Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the Year.

Defender Jair Ortega headlined DSHS boys’ all-state selections by receiving first-team honors; midfielder Adam Knutson and forward Ethan Roberts were selected to the second team, while forward Gabe Molander earned honorable mention. The Tigers advanced to the regional semifinals with a 23-1-3 record this season.

Bill Kiaune was named the Region IV-5A Assistant Coach of the Year to round out the honorees.

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Megan Wehring graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Wehring has reported for the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch for a year, covering all things local. This includes city council meetings, town events, education and human interest stories. Previously, Wehring worked at KTSW FM-89.9 (Texas State University's official radio station) for two consecutive years. She was a news reporter, assistant news director and monthly segment producer during her time at KTSW. Wehring is passionate about the local reporter aspect. With a heart for storytelling, she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are most important to the community.

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